Red River Campaign

Whitney Alspaugh 3rd period

What I found in the Book

After the Native American rebellion, President Grant put the army in charge of Native American fights in the western portion of Texas. Around 4 thousand Native Americans did not register at the agencies on the reservation. Grant's army of about 3 thousand came in from 5 different directions. They named the first battle the Red River campaign and it was fought in late august 1874. They did not stop looking for Native American camps until that next spring.

What I found Online

The U.S. Army launched a campaign to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne Native American tribes and put them on the Indian reservations. Of course, they didn't like this idea, so they went to war. Later they made a treaty called the Medicine lodge treaty of 1867. The treaty says in exchange for stopping the attacks and raids, they would provide basic training, housing, food and supplies,guns, and other weapons needed for hunting. They would do this in 30 year intervals, but it worked for the time being.